16 Fabulous Things to Do In Southern California This Week
The Stones roll into town. The Santa Monica Pier hosts a summer music series. An airplane hangar plays home to a food festival. The German avant garde comes to town. The Moth wants to hear your tales of power and pressure.
MONDAY, AUG. 19; 6 - 9 p.m.
2019 Los Angeles Forté MBA Forum for Women
Omni Los Angeles Hotel -- 251 S. Olive St., downtown L.A.
If you're a woman considering getting an MBA, put on your business casual outfit for a forum about how to finance your education. Chat with alumnae and students of business schools across North America and Europe. Panels focus on admission, registration and advice from MBA alumnae.
COST: FREE; MORE INFO
MONDAY, AUG. 19; 5:30 p.m.
Festival Of Arts Grounds -- 650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach
Brazillian band Farofa performs at the Festival Of Arts And Pageant Of The Masters. The ensemble mixes Latin rhythms with rock, jazz, flamenco and Brazilian music. They've collaborated with Selena Gomez, Ricky Martin and the Foo Fighters. Next up in the festival are Anne Walsh, Tom Zink and the Tony Guerrero Quintet.
COST: FREE - $20; MORE INFO
TUESDAY, AUG. 20; 10 - 11:30 p.m.
Straw Men: A Debate Show For The Modern Age
Lyric Hyperion Theatre & Cafe -- 2106 Hyperion Ave., Silver Lake
Comedians Danny Palumbo, Lindsay Adams and Sam Wiles host a satirical debate. Speakers can't use any facts - no numbers, charts or logic. In that sense, it's just like a real debate. The evening's debaters include Steph Tolev, Daniel Webb, Carl Tart and Sabrina Jalees.
COST: $10; MORE INFO
TUESDAY, AUG. 20; 6 - 7 p.m.
Open Mic Night At The Laugh Factory
Laugh Factory -- 8001 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood
Bring your jokes to the stage where comedians Jim Carey and Jamie Foxx once performed. The first ten people in line will perform two-minute sets. If you miss those first slots, aim for one of the 10 additional lottery spots open to attendees.
COST: $15; MORE INFO
TUESDAY, AUG. 20; 8 p.m.
Peter and the Wolf
Hollywood Bowl -- 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood
London-based ensemble Blind Summit perform their rendition of a classic Russian children's tale via puppetry. Conductor Bramwell Tovey leads the L.A. Phil as they perform scores by Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky.
COST: Varies; MORE INFO
TUESDAY, AUG. 20; 7 p.m.
The Moth: INFLUENCE
Los Globos -- 3040 Sunset Blvd., Silver Lake
Ever felt the push of peer pressure or had to stand up for yourself? Prepare a short story about an experience with influence or power, good or bad, for this 21+ event dedicated to the art of storytelling.
COST: $15; MORE INFO
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21 - FRIDAY, AUG. 23; 8 - 10 p.m.
A Midsummer Night's Dream - Anniversary Show
The Everly -- 1800 Argyle Ave., Hollywood
In celebration of Shakespeare On The Deck's one year anniversary, A Midsummer Night's Dream comes to the Hollywood hotel for one night. The theater company reimagines the play with an LGBTQ storyline. Sip a specialty cocktail as gender-defying fairies squabble.
COST: FREE with RSVP; MORE INFO
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21; 8 p.m.
The Teragram Ballroom --1234 W. 7th St., downtown L.A.
The indie band from Highland Park began with a Kickstarter campaign. Since the release of their album Twenty Something Nightmare, they've toured with the Kooks and opened for the Rolling Stones. This week, they headline a show at the Teragram Ballroom
COST: $16 in advance, $20 day of; MORE INFO
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21; 6 - 10:30 a.m.
I Climbed it Tour
Near Union Station -- 800 N. Alameda St., Pasadena
Explore the city on two wheels. L.A. Cycle Tours takes you to Los Angeles's hidden landmarks on a bike tour. Take in cool views while listening to stories of old L.A. The route may range from 25 to 37 miles, but you get to decide the pace.
COST: $125; MORE INFO
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21 - WEDNESDAY, AUG. 25
Twilight on the Pier
The Pier -- 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica
Twilight on the Pier returns for its 35th year. The weekly concert celebrates artists and musicians from around the world with art, comedy, a wine and beer garden and interactive games. The festival kicks off with multi-instrumentalist and former Vampire Weekend band-member Rostam.
COST: FREE; MORE INFO
THURSDAY, AUG. 22; 7:30 p.m.
The Rolling Stones
Rose Bowl -- 1001 Rose Bowl Dr., Pasadena
The Rose Bowl's show this week can get you satisfaction. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood bring you hits such as "Sympathy For The Devil," "Paint It, Black" and "Brown Sugar" as they roll through town on their No Filter tour. This time, the Hells Angels (probably) won't crash the party.
COST: $204-$497; MORE INFO
THURSDAY, AUG. 22; 8 p.m.
Story Collider: Breaking The Code
Lyric Hyperion -- 2106 Hyperion Ave., Silver Lake
The live storytelling series and podcast focuses on the intersection of science and entertainment. Audrey Kearns and Joseph Scrimshaw host this week's show, which features stories from Claudia Dolph, Samy Kamkar, Sierra Teller Ornelas and Megan Soule.
COST: $!2; MORE INFO
THURSDAY, AUG. 22 - SATURDAY, AUG. 25
Los Angeles Food & Wine
The Barker Hangar -- 3021 Airport Ave., Santa Monica
A 3-day extravaganza of food and drink returns for its ninth year. Acclaimed chefs, classy wine tastings, book signings, after-parties, a magic show -- it'sall here. The festival kicks off with a series of collaborative meals in restaurants across L.A.
COST: $150 - $195; MORE INFO
THURSDAY, AUG. 22; 6 - 9 p.m.
Bauhaus Photo Exhibition Opening Reception
WUHO Gallery -- 6518 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood
The German avant-garde art school comes to Hollywood when WUHO Gallery presents 100 key works from the world's largest Bauhaus photo collection, which is located in Berlin. Hear the curator of Zurich's Bauhaus archive, Kristin Bartels, speak. The exhibition runs through Saturday, Sep. 21.
COST: FREE; MORE INFO
THURSDAY, AUG. 22; 5:30 - 9 p.m.
Sizzling Summer Nights
The Autry Museum -- 4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park
This outdoor summer series highlights L.A.'s best salsa and Latin fusion bands. This week's dance party starts with salsa lessons at 7:30 p.m. Then, enjoy margaritas and tacos as Ricardo Lemvo plays Afro-Cuban rhythms.
COST: FREE - $15; MORE INFO
THURSDAY, AUG. 22; 8:30 p.m.
That Reminds Me
Hotel Figueroa -- 939 S. Figueroa St., downtown L.A.
Writers Alisha Brophy and Rich Monahan host a monthly live comedy show that shares human experiences and other terrible stories. The evening's lineup features the Moth host David Montgomery, comedian Danielle Perez and director John Flynn.
COST: $5; MORE INFO